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So i just downloaded a 2gig client, installed it and played it. The verdict..... well it seems so consolised and the textures are so damn bland i dnt see how its a bioware game. The combat is somewhat better however the warrior swings the two handed sword way to quickly for my tastes, looses that oomph to every hit. Hope the full game is far from the demo, ill probably be avoiding this until I see proper reviews and screenshots. What are your opinions so far?
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Dragon age 1 seems to be far better than the new one.I think packman is more difficult than dragon age 2 and as you said is consolized
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I don't like it. Control and camera feels unintuitive to me :/
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post #4 of 48
Given the fact that the demo crashes after no more than ten minutes, often less, I can only comment about the very limited experience I have with it.

Pros:

1) It is free.

Cons:

1) Very bland and colorless.

2) Combat is terrible, I might as well be watching the AI fight itself.

3) Did I mention the game constantly crashes?


I have had the Signature Edition on pre-order since October. I believe I will be canceling my order.

Sorry Bioware, you FAIL!
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post #5 of 48
I wasn't impressed. Voice acting is bland, graphics are terrible, animation needs work. The story looks like it could be quite interesting and direction of the way the story is told i found quite clever. Combat is more mass effect style and they tried to make the cut scenes epic like they were in mass effect 2. They failed at doing so however, not so much with what actually happens, but because of the bad animation and voice acting that turns an emotional cut scene into something very fake and unimpressive. Overall it feels very rushed and unpolished, then again it is only the demo. I never expected this from Bioware. I will be cancelling my pre-order until i hear that improvements have been made.
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Originally Posted by Lhino View Post
I wasn't impressed. Voice acting is bland, graphics are terrible, animation needs work. The story looks like it could be quite interesting and direction of the way the story is told i found quite clever. Combat is more mass effect style and they tried to make the cut scenes epic like they were in mass effect 2. They failed at doing so however, not so much with what actually happens, but because of the bad animation and voice acting that turns an emotional cut scene into something very fake and unimpressive. Overall it feels very rushed and unpolished, then again it is only the demo. I never expected this from Bioware. I will be cancelling my pre-order until i hear that improvements have been made.
i agree they did make it over the top cut scenes more liek ME2.

it liek im playing a confused game on whether or not it wants to be an rpg or an action rpg.
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Well im gonna jump on the other side... I loved the demo and my roomie wants to add that he did too! Im not sure what you guys are talking about.... It plays out a lot like DA1 and is epic funz! I have played it 3 times as all the classes! Its no where near bland and seems like a masterpiece to me, It never crashed and looks pretty freaking good with AA and antistropic maxed! I think you guys hear from one person that they dislike it and automatically jump on the it sucks bandwagon. Your mindless sheep! Oh and BTW Isabella is ridiculously hot and I can't wait for Hawke to shag her in my game!
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Installing now. I am primarily a FPS guy, so I cannot accurately judge a proper RPG in any way. I really thought the first one was very well done and entertaining throughout the time I played it (about 18-20 hours in). It reminds me of the old "create your own adventure" books crossed with hack and slay stuff, like in the Dragonlance Chronicles or Forgotten Realms.
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I'm not sure how I feel about it. I played it for about 20 min and decided to take a break. I'm planning on trying it again. On one hand the game's UI and game play has changed drastically. I guess it was more of a shock than it was that the game was bad. Maybe trying it again while knowing what I'm getting into will give me a different experience.
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Well im gonna jump on the other side... I loved the demo and my roomie wants to add that he did too! Im not sure what you guys are talking about.... It plays out a lot like DA1 and is epic funz! I have played it 3 times as all the classes! Its no where near bland and seems like a masterpiece to me, It never crashed and looks pretty freaking good with AA and antistropic maxed! I think you guys hear from one person that they dislike it and automatically jump on the it sucks bandwagon. Your mindless sheep! Oh and BTW Isabella is ridiculously hot and I can't wait for Hawke to shag her in my game!
I am happy for you.

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